3 Reasons to Declutter, Once and for All!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018

Spring is a time we usually think about performing a deep cleaning regimen of our home. Open up windows and wash everything down. It’s also a great time to edit our home of belongings that have migrated into our space but are no longer necessary. I hope these 3 reasons to declutter will prompt you to take some steps towards releasing any excess in your living space. 1.)  Clutter can cost you time. Think of the time spent looking for misplaced items, prepping meals in a disorganized kitchen, packing or getting dressed when we are faced with an overstuffed closet. We all have 24 hours in...

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See Sandra on KDKA Live

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018

Start your new year off by watching Sandra’s appearance, January 2nd, on KDKA’s morning show. This short (6:38) video gives great tips about home and paperwork organization and information and the upcoming NAPO conference in Pittsburgh on January 11th,...

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They’re coming… Preparing for Overnight Guests

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

This is the time of year when many of us will be hosting family and friends from out of town. With a little advance preparation, you can make your overnight guests feel welcome while maintaining a stress-free holiday for yourself. Whether your guests are spending one night or having an extended stay, here are a few tips to help you get ready: 1.) Stock up on their favorite snacks and beverages. Do a little bit of recon work and find out what your guests like to drink in their coffee or if there is a picky eater in the bunch be sure to have something they enjoy.  In general, a complete...

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In Case of Emergency

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016

. After news of the flooding in Louisiana, it makes you think…How prepared would you be for a disaster? Help may not arrive right away… Being organized and knowing what to do during an emergency  (man-made or natural) is an important part of being prepared for your family.  Here are some tips to get you started: -Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit- The following items are recommended: Water. One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation. Food. At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Battery-powered or hand crank radio with...

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Summer Has Arrived

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

Closing Out the School Before you break out the sunscreen, take a few moments to clean up and organize your child’s school paperwork and get ready for next year.Any school papers you decide to keep should be limited to special pieces. These decisions can be difficult so here are some examples of discernment: Keep your child’s final report card rather than each quarter. Keep special reports or projects that exemplify the character and hard work of your child rather than a fill- in the blank test. Keep special handwritten notes from teachers that praise your child. Keep merit awards rather...

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Got Photos? Get Organized!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015

The average family has thousands of printed photos sitting in boxes, bins and bags, needing to be organized.  If you find yourself in this situation, you are not alone! Organizing printed photos is a daunting task that, given the time, can turn those piles of photos into easily accessed memories! Here’s your step by step list to get this labor intensive project started: Create a workspace.  This organizing process will likely take some time to complete and you will need ample room.  I suggest using a large table that you can leave undisturbed:  a dining room table or folding table in a...

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